Our Score: 3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

  • RH –  68% for 3 months
  • MSRP- $261.00 box of 50
  • Smoke time – 40 minutes
  • Wrapper – Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
  • Binder- Brazilian Mata Fina
  • Filler – Nicaraguan and Honduran
  • Length- 4.5
  • Ring Gauge- 44

Initial Appearance and Reactions

Papas Fritas has some inconsistency with the wrapper color but no soft spots and no major veins running through it. The unlit draw provides a decent leather flavor, and the regular draw on it is a tiny smoke bomb.

First Third

The first third of the cigar tastes of chocolate and leather with a smoothness on the retro-hale. Each puff produces a large amount of smoke.

Second Third

On the second third, the flavors become creamier than before. Despite the creaminess, there’s still a lot of leather flavor present.  The ash held up well throughout the smoke, but I ashed when it got to about a half an inch.

Final Third

The final third of the cigar is full of chocolate flavor, and the smoke really packs a punch nicotine-wise. Inexpensive with no major issues, this cigar is all around great. It doesn’t consume a lot of time, though it did need to be touched up a few times during the smoke.